1. Name and contact details of the controller
This data protection information concerns the processing of personal data by:
Controller: BRRS Attorneys-at-Law (hereinafter referred to as “BRRS”), Friesenweg 22, 22763 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)40 – 6558800
Fax: +49 (0)40 – 6558820.
2. Collection and storage of personal data; type and purpose of their use
a) When visiting the website
When you visit our website brrs-rechtsanwaelte.de, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to our website server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically erased:
IP address of the computer submitting the query
Date and time of the access
Name and URL of the retrieved file
Website from which the site is accessed (referrer URL)
Browser used, possibly the operating system of your computer, and the name of your access provider
We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:
To ensure a trouble-free establishment of the connection to the website
To ensure user’s convenience when visiting our website
To evaluate system security and stability
For other administrative purposes
The legal grounds for the data processing are set forth in point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is inherent in the data collection purposes listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.
b) When using our contact form
We provide a contact form on our website that you may use to submit to us any questions you may have. Using this form to submit your queries will require you to provide a valid email address so that we know who the request is from and can respond to it. Additional information may be provided voluntarily.
Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is based on your voluntary consent pursuant to point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.
The personal data we collect for the use of the contact form will automatically be erased after completion of your request.
3. Transfer of data
Your personal data are not transferred to third parties for any purposes other than those described below.
We transfer your personal data to third parties solely if and when:
You have given your express consent to the transfer in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR;
The transfer is required for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR and there is no reason to assume that you have any overriding legitimate grounds opposing the transfer of your data;
In the event that there is a legal obligation for the transfer pursuant to point (c) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR; and
The transfer is lawful pursuant to point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR and necessary for the fulfillment of contractual relationships with you.
Information regarding data transfer to the USA
Tools from companies headquartered in the USA and others have been integrated into our website. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to the US servers of the companies. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the sense of EU data protection law. US companies are obligated to release personal data to security authorities without you, the data subject, being able to take any legal action to prevent the release. It cannot be ruled out that US authorities (e.g., intelligence agencies) will process, analyze, and permanently store your data that are located on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no control over these processing activities.
Reference to the decision of the EU Court of Justice that, however, declares the Privacy Shield agreement to be unlawful.
Information about the specific device that is being use is stored in the cookie. This does not mean, however, that we are able to identify you personally.
Cookies are utilized to make the use of our services more convenient for you. For instance, we use so-called session cookies to track your previous visit to any of the pages of our website. These types of cookies are automatically erased when you leave our site.
In addition, we use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness; they are stored on your device for a specific, defined period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, the system automatically recognizes that you have previously been on our site and what entries and settings you made at that time so that you do not have to enter them again.
The processing of these data using cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes in pursuit of our legitimate interests and of those of third parties pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can, however, configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notification always appears before a new cookie is created.
5. Use of Google Analytics with anonymization function
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter “Google”), on our site. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyze your use of the website.
The information generated by these cookies (e.g., time, place, and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address) is transferred to Google in the USA and stored there.
We use Google Analytics in conjunction with an IP anonymization function on our website. In this case, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other countries who are parties to the treaty on the European Economic Area, a process that anonymizes the data.
Google will use this information to analyze your use of our site, to compile reports for us about website activities, and to perform additional services related to the website and internet use. This information may also be transferred to third parties insofar as required by law or insofar as third parties process these data on Google’s behalf.
Google has stated that your IP address will not be associated with any other data possessed by Google under any circumstances. You can prevent the installation of cookies by making the appropriate changes in your browser settings; however, we point out that in this case you may possibly not be able to make full use of all of the functions on our website.
Furthermore, Google offers a disabling option for the most common browsers, which gives you more control over what data is collected and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no information about your website visit will be transferred to Google Analytics. However, enabling the option does not prevent information from being transferred to us or to other web analytics services we may use. For more information on the disabling option provided by Google as well as instructions for enabling this option, please click on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
You can prevent data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will place an opt-out cookie on your computer that prevents the future collection of your data during your visits to our website:
6. Rights of the data subject
You have the right at any time to obtain, free of charge, information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing as well as the right to rectification, blocking, or erasure of these data. You may contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Disclosures for these purposes and if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.
Keep in mind that completely disabling cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.
7. Right to object
If your personal data are processed in pursuit of legitimate interests in accordance with point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR, you have the right pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is to their use for direct marketing purposes. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will implement without your describing a particular situation.
If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw consent or to object, simply send an email to email@example.com.
8. Objection to marketing emails
We hereby object here and now to the use of contact data published in accordance with disclosure obligations for the transmission of marketing and information materials that has not been expressly solicited. The operators of these sites expressly reserve the right to take legal action whenever unsolicited marketing information (e.g., spam emails) is sent.
Civil-Law Notaries Public
As a general rule, you can use our online presentation without disclosing your personal data. When you access our website, data are stored on the servers of our technical service provider Strato AG, Berlin, whose business partners store data such as the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you access our site, the websites you visit on our site, and your IP address for backup purposes. These data may possibly enable identification of your person, but we do not utilize them for any analyses related to specific individuals. They can be analyzed for statistical purposes, but the specific user remains anonymous. Insofar as data are transferred to external service providers, we have initiated technical and organizational measures to ensure compliance with data protection regulations. Our website integrates content from other providers. Such content may consist solely of content elements (e.g., communications, news), but may also include widgets (functions such as weather news). For technical reasons, this content is downloaded by the browser from other servers. At this time, the IP address currently used by your browser is transferred.
Collection and processing of personal data
Personal data are collected solely if you provide them to us voluntarily, e.g., during registration, when filling out forms or sending emails, when ordering products or services, submitting inquiries or requests for material, or in the membership section. The database and its contents remain in our possession and in the possession of our technical service provider. Neither we nor any parties we have engaged will make your personal data available to third parties in any form unless we have your consent or an official order to do so.
Purposes of use
We will use the personal data we collect from you solely to provide you with the products or services you request or for other purposes for which you have given your consent unless otherwise required by law.
Right of access and rectification
You have the right to review and rectify any data concerning you that we possess if you believe they are out of date or inaccurate. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right of withdrawal
You are entitled to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data at any time effective for the future. Simply send an email to email@example.com.
We store personal data as long as necessary to perform a service that you have requested or to which you have given your consent unless there are legal obligations to the contrary such as ongoing legal proceedings.
We collect and use your personal data solely and exclusively within the scope of the provisions of the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Accordingly, you decide yourself how your personal data are used. Without your express consent, your personal data are not automatically collected, processed, or used because of your visit to our internet site.
Data transfer and logging for internal system purposes
When you access our website, your internet browser transmits data for technical reasons (e.g., date and time of access, files accessed, amount of data sent, browser type and version, operating system, and IP address). It is not possible to attribute these data to a specific individual. These data are erased after your visit to the website.
Some parts of the website use so-called cookies so that we can align the services we offer to you more specifically with your needs. Cookies are identifiers that a web server can send to your computer to identify it for the duration of the visit. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. You can, however, also disable the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it alerts you about the placement of cookies. If cookies are not stored solely for the duration of the current session and subsequently automatically erased, but are intended for storage on your computer for a longer period of time, you will be notified whenever these cookies are set.
Civil-law notaries public are bound by special confidentiality obligations in accordance with Section 18 of the Federal Code for Notaries Public. All personal data are treated confidentially.
We implement technical and organizational security measures to protect the data you have provided from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. Whenever personal data are collected and processed, the information is transferred in encrypted form to prevent misuse of the data by third parties. Our security measures are continuously revised to keep pace with technological developments.
Protecting children’s privacy is an important issue. We do not collect, process, or use on our website any information from individuals we know to be under the age of 13 without first obtaining verifiable consent from a legal guardian. Upon request, legal representatives may view the information provided by their child or request that it be erased.
The personal data that you provide when contacting us with an inquiry (e.g., using a contact form) will be used solely to respond to your inquiry or contact and for the related technical administration. They will not be transferred to third parties. You have the right time to withdraw at any time any consent you have given, effective for the future. If you do so, your personal data will be erased without delay. Your personal data will also be erased without your declaration of withdrawal when we have processed your request or you withdraw your consent to storage granted at the time of the request. They will also be erased if the storage is unlawful for other legal reasons.